These worked out great for a backlight. Just the right amount of 39 inches. They add just the amount of light wanted on T.V. or movie night. They come with a remote so you can turn them on and off without having to get up. I found them to work in other areas of my lifestyle as well. You can use this item for under the cabinet lighting, closet lighting, room nightlights, etc. A great price for the many uses of these lights..